Preview of 'RTJ3' album artwork, courtesy artist
Killer Mike and El-P will release their new Run the Jewels album RTJ3 on Jan. 13, they confirmed Thursday.
The duo has also shared a fiery new track "Legend Has It," produced by Little Shalimar & Wilder Zoby, their latest preview of the forthcoming record.
RTJ3 will feature guest appearances from the likes of Danny Brown, TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, Kamasi Washington, Trina and Boots, the latter of whom appeared on the previously album released track "2100."
In addition to the new music, Run the Jewels' artistic collaborator Timothy Saccenti has shared some thoughts on the gold-plated artwork for the new album.
"For us, the RTJ1 hands were about 'taking what’s yours'—your world, your life, your attitude," he said in a statement. "The RTJ2 hands were wrapped in bandages, signifying injury and healing, which for us represented the growth in ideas and tone of that album. For RTJ3 the bandages are off, the chain is gone and the hands have been transformed into gold. For us this represents the idea that there is nothing to take that exists outside of yourself. You are the jewel."
Hear "Legend Has It" below.